This is a card that I have made for my Mom's birthday. She will be 83! I can't believe it! Mentally, she is still sharp as a tack, but she has physical handicaps due to a benign brain tumor that she had 11 years ago. She was a very talented artist, but that stopped after her brain surgery. So she really gets a kick out of my cards and my scrap booking. She knows how much fun and peace you can have with a creative outlet.
My inspiration was from this week's CAS-ual Fridays Color Block Challenge.
I have never tried Color Block before. I thought I would give it a whirl. It means to place blocks or areas of color next to each other to form a cohesive design in your Clean And Simple creation!
And to make it a little easier, the colors for this week's Play Date Cafe Color Challenge were perfect for my first attempt.
I used the Beautiful Blooms II-1 (Paper Trey) dies to cut out the flowers. I then put a button with green embroidery thread from the Sew Easy on the center of each flower with a glue dot.
The sentiment is from Fancy Phrases (Waltzingmouse Stamps). This stamp set is made to be compatible with the Fancy Tag dies from Spellbinders.
I then drew the black lines around the flowers with a Pitch Black Spica pen. I was very nervous about doing this technique. I watched a video tutorial on the Paper Trey blog. The instructions were excellent. I always love this blog, because it is so informative and inspirational. I will definitely try this again! I think it really gives the card a polished look.
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Paper:Paper Trey; Bazzill
Stamps: Fancy PhrasesWaltzingmouse Stamps
Accessories: Beautiful Blooms II-1 dies (Paper Trey), Spica pen, buttons, thread